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Charles Jennings (vigilguy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Utah
About Me Former Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. Changed careers to sales and business development.

I own 8 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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Be careful how you use the EN ratings. In actual experience out in the field, I have used the Shocking Blue down to -20F (actual measured temp outside the tent) and stayed warm. I have customers ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering or Feathered Friends?
October 10, 6:46am

You may want to consider Valandre' as well for subzero temps.
I would REALLY suggest that you consider a Valandre as well. WM and FF make beautiful bags, no doubt. We own a number of WM bags in our family and enjoy them. But the Shocking Blue or the Freja ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering or Feathered Friends?
October 09, 11:36pm

Where is the snow load testing?
No photos of the Moment under 3 feet of wet snow, like the BPL review of the Akto (a few years ago)?

In Editor's Roundtable » Performance Appraisal of the Tarptent Moment
July 28, 8:06am

Free Exped chair kit No longer available
Going to Alabama in the morning.....

In Gear Swap » Exped chair kit (M) for free + shipping
May 09, 9:40pm

Exped Chair kit
Just received PM so transaction is pending

In Gear Swap » Exped chair kit (M) for free + shipping
May 09, 9:30pm

Exped chair kit (M) for free + shipping
I discovered that i have an Exped chair kit on the gear shelf that i never use. If anyone here needs one, they can have it if they pay the shipping. Paypal me $10 and I'll ship it out this ...

In Gear Swap » Exped chair kit (M) for free + shipping
May 09, 9:26pm

Satisfied with my Neoair
No two hikers are alike, I suppose... I have used mine for a total of ten nights or so, and really enjoy it. I have also used it down to 23 degrees F and did not notice any cold coming through ...

In GEAR » NeoAir Durability
April 21, 4:39pm

I bought mine at REI a few weeks ago.

In GEAR » SPOT Messenger - Gen 2 Availability
April 10, 10:28pm

+1 for tunnel tents
I also personally use a Hilleberg Kaitum 3 and an Akto, and actually prefer tunnel tents where we go, in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. They set up fast and have an excellent space to weight r...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 05, 9:05am

Foam does make a difference
"Thanks for the comparison, thats exactly what I was hoping for. Didn't know about the foam version, looks like the foam adds 2 oz. Do you think the foam significantly improves the comfort...

In GEAR » Exped Air Pillow
April 02, 6:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Jennings

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Caldera F-Keg Titanium Cone
I had the opportunity to go goatpacking with Josh Leavitt of Ti Goat, who hooked me up with a Ti version of the cone that fits with the Fosters can. As I recall, I had complained about how fragile th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 22, 4:34pm

Valandre Bloody Mary
I have had the chance to test the Bloody Mary over the last few weeks, so this would be an INITIAL REVIEW, with more to follow. The Bloody Mary, rather than a specialized bag which some of Valandre...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 21, 3:26pm

Gossamer Gear

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 3:06pm